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your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. but when joint pain and stiffness from psoriatic arthritis hit even the smallest things became difficult. i finally understood what serious joint pain is like. i talked to my rheumatologist and he prescribed enbrel. enbrel can help relieve pain, stiffness, and stop joint damage. because enbrel, etanercept suppresses your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections tuberculosis lymphoma, other cancers, and nervous system and blood disorders have occurred. before starting enbrel your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. don't start enbrel if you have an infection like the flu. tell your doctor if you're prone to infections, have cuts or sores have ha
of healthcare, number one in businesses owned by women, number one and medium income, and we are not done yet. [applause] as we emerge, as we emerge and we still have a long way to go, but as we emerge from the toughest economic times, the state of our state is strong and we are growing stronger still. [applause] none of this, none of this happened by chance. many of you have passed tough votes to make it happen. remember seven years ago? we started following the same math approach that created our federal deficits at the national level. democrats and republicans alike in this very chamber had voted to cut taxes for millionaires and to increase state spending without paying for either one. the result? $1.7 billion dollar deficit. that is how it works. it is failing to deliver results. underperforming schools, tuition hikes, rising in crime outside of baltimore. in 2007, together we started making that her choices. we cut spending growth, we had a penny to the sales tax to improve our children's education. we made our tax code more progressive and fair. we put concrete acts and to close our. w
would expect the government actuaries to be lowering their forecast for government healthcare costs. they haven't. if you look at both the government actuaries are now saying will happen about federal health care's ending, the problem is -- healthcare spending the problem is worse. you do not have to fix social security, the affordable care act will fix our spending problem. we fixed that areas they are now saying we haven't done it. so we have to do some unspecified health care reform. that is a problem. >> no one ever said we've never had to do anything about social security area where the description has always done is that the problems in social security are more manageable. it has a deficit if you look over the next 75 years. reasonably sensible changes that we could understand could dilip that area there is a lot -- you deal with that. people say we should deal with that. the affordable care act was never supposed to solve all of our entitlement programs. it was all a mixture of, we do have a problem that 40 million americans that don't have health insurance or access to healt
that healthcare workers get flu shots or wear a mask at work. cbs 5 reporter ann notarangelo shows us how it's working. >> reporter: prior to this year if you worked in healthcare in contra costa county, getting the flu shot was voluntary but this year the county health department mandated employees either get the shot or -- >> or while they are working in patient care areas to wear a surgical mask. >> reporter: at sutter delta medical center in antioch, as of november 96% of the staff got the shot up from 67% two years ago. >> best thing to do for the patients. it's for patient safety. it's for my safety, my family. >> reporter: alameda and santa clara counties also adopted this mandate this year. contra costa county says it is gone from 64% when it was voluntary to 74% this year. >> there are a few people that vocalize that they weren't happy with the requirement. >> reporter: the california nurses association strongly encourages its members to get flu shots but does not like that it's mandatory. a spokesman said it would be better to isolate sick patien
getting timely, mental health care should have another option -- access to the thousands of healthcare providers that care for military families. the proposal borrows from the playbook of republican mitt romney who raised the idea during the presidential campaign. congressman miller said the proposal would double overnight the number of psychiatrists available to veterans who need mental health treatment. senate majority leader harry reid said he anticipates a full senate vote on the confirmation of john kerry to be the next secretary of state. the foreign relations committee is set to confirm the nomination and send it on to the full senate. large senate coverage to get that 10:00 a.m. eastern time on c-span -- coverage begins at 10:00 a.m. eastern time on c- span2. >> one cannot count the times that american say we are the best country in the world. what a marvelously stupid thing to say. of all the countries in the world, everybody think they are pretty good. why do we have to believe we are the best? what does that mean why do we have -- mean, and why do we have to assert it all of
in 1965, the typical american lived to about 70. today they live until about 78. health-care costs were roughly one-third as a measure of gdp as they are now. >> i am so glad we have so much bipartisan agreement. we can take steps to lower health-care costs. it is true, medicare is a growing part of the federal budget. it is also part -- also true that if we had the same -- it will take $500 billion over the next several decades. it endorsed the amount of money -- dwarfs the amount of money. i believe in raising the retirement age because we believe you should retire when you are older. we also believe people are entitled to health care. when you raise medicare, you are actually increasing the cost on business. >> let's just ask the audience, for the sake of argument, let's see where people come in on this medicare issue. some suggest this as one way to go, as a realistic response to the changing demographics, living longer. the question up on your screen, how likely would be to support a big deal at that would include raising the eligibility for medicare? while they are voting -- >> yo
, delivers the opening address of the national healthcare policy conference at 9 a.m. held at the grand hyatt in washington. tuesday february 5th the house veterans affairs committees holds hearings on the effectiveness of the 100% temporary disability rating for veterans at 2 p.m. in the canon building room 334. on wednesday division commanders from the national guard come to washington for the annual association of the national guard advisory council beginning at 6 p.m. at the national guard memorial building on massachusetts avenue. thursday, february 7th the senate intelligence committee will hold confirmation hearings on john brennan to be the next director of the cia. that begins at 2:30 in room 216 of the hart building. friday, february 8th, former commander in afghanistan retired general stanley mcchrystal will address the aspen institute regarding his memoir on the afghanistan war and his removal by president obama. the aspen institute is at 1 dupont circle. that is your capital rundown for the week of february 4th, 2013. you can find more on and reach us on twitter w
to be a problem. host: one of our callers earlier talked about the federal health-care law and how realistic is dealing with it -- how real estate is dealing with it. can you still hear me? we can still hear you, can you hear us? i think we are having some phone issues. we will see if we can straighten that out. in the meantime we will go to a few more calls. let us go to holbrook, massachusetts on the democrats' line. caller: and i am greatly pleased with the job the governor is doing. the only thing that comes to mind is the vacant senate seat. patrick should nominate martha kolbe who is currently a -- currently an attorney general in that state. host: we will go to diane. would you think is going on in south dakota? caller: there is a lot going on here. i have lived here since 1979. the economy here has changed since then. we are in a mild recession. one thing going on here in hot springs where i live is, and they are planning to close our va hospital here. that is a big issue for not only south dakota but wyoming, nebraska, north dakota. people come from all over montana to go to our va.
the spending in 2013 and 2014. guest: it is hard to -- healthcare is an odd category. for most workers, it is paid for by your employer. you see a small share of the cost. others pay it out-of-pocket. for others, it is a government benefit. it shows up as government transfer payments. seeing how the affordable care act will work and affect these things, there is a lot we do not know. it was passed more than two years ago. we are just seeing how it will work and affect a lot of things in the economy. host: is this in your purview? guest: we only have data through 2012. it has been relatively little impact so far. we expect the numbers to show up more as we go into 2014. host: derek, minnesota, doing the same. caller: do you work for the government? are you independent? guest: i work for the government at the bureau of economic analysis as part of the department of congress. we put up economic statistics as our main business. caller: do you have relatives in there? host: your question? caller: what we are talking about today is how americans are doing financially. i look at it from 50-ye
to lay people off because now the government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. >> broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv this is "the bill press show". >> president obama tells congress hey we need to get busy and pass that yougration bill fast or i will send you my plan and make you vote on that. the battle's begun. great do see you today. it is wednesday, january 30th this is the "full-court press" coming to you on your talk radio station and, of course on current tv. good to see you today. thank you for joining the conversation. here, our morning town hall to bring you up to date on the news of the day from our nation's capitol where the senate judiciary committee has a hearing starting at 10:00 o'clock this morning, on both sides, on the issue of gun violence horrendous assign in syria with som
- quality healthcare. i will work with those interests in mind just as you do every day and administration. i accept this temporary post confident in the knowledge and perspective i have acquired working closely with you and the lieutenant governor. you the commonwealth should be assured that i will go to that nation capital ever mindful of what is important to the people of massachusetts. also, congratulations on john kerry to his confirmation and they can for his years of commitment and service to the people of massachusetts. -- thank him for his years of commitment and service to the people of massachusetts. i aim to continue that work in the next coming months. because the work is closely aligned with the work governor patrick has been focused on, i worked at the highest level of the administration. as chief legal counsel and chief of staff. in those roles, i have been privileged every day to hear from individuals, advocacy groups so i can better understand and act upon the opportunities and challenges facing our state. i'm confident in my ability to make a positive impact while in the
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workers. >> that's a great question. well, healthcare reform was a huge step forward, and there's a lot of fights in the states now about making sure that the states adopt medicaid expansion under the healthcare reform because that would provide access to health care for a lot of very low-income workers who currently don't have access to health care so that includes some domestic workers certainly in new york, one thing we're experimenting with is trying to create a dome workers specific health insurance program that lowers the cost of health care for domestic workers by limiting the number of facilities and trying to be creative how to keep the costs down. the reality is, even with reform, it's going to be a challenge to afford it for a domestic worker earning poverty wages. and finally, i'd say that immigration reform is a huge factor here as well because undocumented immigrants currently are not included under the affordable care act. so, to make sure that if we can actually create a road to citizenship for all of these workers, it actually expand, there's a way in which health care
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, the economy, healthcare, reducing the deficit, or addressing climate change. he is respected by leaders of the government, and if you add it all up, i think he is spent most of the last four years leading interagency meetings, hearing people out, listening to them, forging consensus, and making sure policies are implemented and everybody is held accountable. he always holds himself accountable first and foremost. it is no easy task, but through it all denis mcdonough does it with class, integrity and thoughtfulness for other people's point of views. he is the consummate public servant, he plays it straight and that is the kind of teamwork that i want in the white house. time and again i have relied on dennis to help in the outreach to our immigrant and faith communities. he understands that in the end our policies and programs are measured in the concrete differences that they make in the lives of fellow human beings and the values that we advance as americans. he insists on knowing for himself the real world impact of the decisions that we make, so away from the cameras without fanfare
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